With the assistance of our local guides, you’ll spend a week-long mountain biking holiday exploring the trails that criss-cross the main island of São Miguel. There are no guide books for these trails – the routes you’ll ride are based on local knowledge with five full day rides around Sete Cidades, Lagoa da Fogo, Lagoa das Furnas, Faial de Terra, and Pico da Barossa.
There’s also time away from your bike – to go whale watching, swimming with dolphins, kayaking and canyoning, or simply enjoying the café bars and restaurants of Ponta Delgada.
Transfers and uplifts are included in the mountain biking holiday, together with a picnic lunch on each of your full day rides. There’s also a beach BBQ on your final night (weather permitting).
As the islands are pretty remote, it’s tricky to offer a full range of spares (should you need to replace something like an 11 speed SRAM derailleur for example), so we prefer to include hire bikes in our mountain biking holidays.
Please note : bike hire is not included but our guides have an excellent range of full-suss bikes available to hire – mostly Commencal and Kona, 26”, 27.5” or 29” subject to availability, 10 speed SRAM chainsets, Shimano XT brakes and Reverb dropper posts.
We can also include your choice of a full face or open helmet, body armour and either flat or SPD pedals, all free of charge.
From £1368 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation on a B&B basis in a shared twin or double room, all transfers, 5 x days of guided mountain biking (with lunch), a farewell BBQ (weather permitting) and taxes. EXCLUDED : Meals (other than those stated), insurance and drinks. As the islands are pretty remote, they don't have a wide range of spares available (should you need to replace something like a derailleur) - we recommend hiring bikes in the Azores. Our guides have an excellent range of full-suss bikes available to hire - mostly Commencal and Kona, 26”, 27.5” or 29”, 10 speed SRAM chainsets, Shimano XT brakes and Reverb dropper posts. Additional cost for good quality full suss bike hire is around £200.
You'll be based in the lovely 4 star Hotel do Colegio in the heart of the old part of Ponta Delgada, just 10 minutes walk from the sea front. If you prefer other accommodation though, just let us know.
Your mountain biking week visits the scenic highlights of the island and includes five full day rides around Sete Cidades, Lagoa da Fogo, Lagoa das Furnas, Faial de Terra, and Pico da Barossa.
São Miguel is the main island of the archipelago and offers the widest range of mountain biking trails and some of the most spectacular scenery in the Azores.